A client came to us having been told by several solicitors that she had no case. She had unknowingly entered into an unregistered Islamic marriage in the UK and did not realise that under English law, she was classed as a cohabitee and had no matrimonial rights.
When the relationship broke down, her ex partner was able to simply change the locks to their 2 homes and not let her back in, as the properties were both under his sole name.
We are experts in potential claims arising from an Islamic marriage. We turned to civil law to help her. Her ex partner was completely uncooperative and failed to reply to our letters. He would not mediate.
We had no choice but to start court proceedings. Even at this stage, our client’s ex partner thought he could avoid her claim by simply not replying to the Court. We took quick action and applied for a Default Judgment based on his lack of engagement in the proceedings. We obtained the exact order our client wanted – the sale of both of her ex partner’s properties and the proceeds split equally. He now has a County Court Judgment which will destroy his credit rating and will pay our legal costs. All without a single hearing.
If you know of anyone in this predicament, we offer fixed fees and instalment options. Get in touch with Aina Khan and her team who act for clients across the UK and abroad.
About Aina Khan
Aina Khan became a Consultant Solicitor in October 2012. She is on the Law Society’s Advanced Family Panel and has extensive International networks. Recognised as the UK’s leading specialist in Islamic Family Law, having developed this niche specialism over 25 years, Aina provides pioneering solutions which work under English as well as Sharia law. She is recognised by Legal 500 2015 Edition as a leading lawyer in Family Islamic Divorce issues
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